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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Marc Ecko Discusses XQ Super School Live

Marc Ecko Discusses XQ Super School Live

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to entrepreneur & fashion designer Marc Ecko about transforming high school education and XQ Super School Live, the story-telling tour he’s producing.

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A coalition of extremely talented people, including Yo-Yo Ma, Ava DuVernay, Pharrell Williams, Sophia Bush and Marc Ecko, are supporters of a project that wants to transform the American high school experience by rethinking & redesigning the current system.

 The organization known as XQ was founded by former assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, Russlyn Ali and Laurene Powell Jobs to address what they believe is complacency at the high school level.

 XQ is taking its awareness building campaign on the road with an interactive story-telling tour called XQ Super School Live.

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Entrepreneur/fashion designer Marc Ecko is the founder of the extremely popular fashion brand Ecko Unlimited and the lifestyle magazine COMPLEX. Now he’s the chief creative and strategy officer for XQ. He’s excited about bringing the Super Schools tour to different cities in the U.S.

Marc Ecko

Marc Ecko

Acclaimed visual artist (and Chicago native) Hebru Brantley is the tour’s creative chair.  He created a special installation that’s been on display at each stop of the Super School tour.

Artist Hebru Brantley

Artist Hebru Brantley

The XQ Super School Live tour is coming to Chicago on Saturday March 30 at the Harris Theater.

Go to xqsuperschool.org/live for more information

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